via Cory Doctorow:
Closing panel at the Convention on Modern Liberty with Billy Bragg, Lisa Appignanesi, Feargal Sharkey, Paul Gilroy, Cory Doctorow and Henry Porter. The Convention was a whole-day event with artists, activists, scholars, Parliamentarians, regulators, teachers, cryptographers and others.
The panelists were asked to give closing thoughts on the event – Doctorow talked about the fact that British authoritarians have promised us security in exchange for taking away our liberty, but have not delivered; we’ve lost our freedom and been made less secure.
The Convention’s just uploaded the videos from the event, and I really enjoyed watching it from the other side of the stage, especially Billy Bragg’s talk. The last question — “What has moved our rights forward?” — was especially good.”